Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tom Waits Empties the Vault With "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards"

If you're a Tom Waits fan, November will be a good (and expensive, I'll bet) month for you because he is releasing a three-disc collection called Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards with 54 tracks, of which 30 are new, and a 94-page booklet. Here's more from Billboard:

"The 'Brawlers' disc is dominated by Waits' more blues-leaning material...'Bawlers' features ballads, waltzes and Celtic tunes.... 'Bastards' loads up on Waits' experimental side via such songs as 'King Kong,' 'Spidey's Wild Ride,' 'Army Ants' and 'Book of Moses.'

"Waits says the album is full of 'songs of dubious origin rescued from cruel fate and now left wanting only to be cared for. Show that you are not afraid and take them home. They don't bite, they just need attention.'"

Tom Waits is by far my favorite fraud.

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